Mission Statement

The Center for Family and Demographic Research (CFDR) is dedicated to training, research and service to understand the health and well-being of children, youth, and families. We offer research infrastructure that continues to generate cutting-edge research on families and the health and development of children, adolescents, and adults; shapes the national research agenda; provides efficient support to faculty engaged in population science research on fertility and reproductive health, families and households, and social context and well-being. The CFDR is not just a collection of strong researchers, but a community of scholars that share ideas, offer expertise, and collaborate on projects to enhance the scientific impact of their research.

The CFDR's service function is to provide information and data services to the broader research and policy community in order to help address pressing social problems. We are an Ohio State Data Center Affiliate and provide census data, assistance in use of the census, and local reports of population (Ohio Population News).  The Demographic Research Services provides clients with population data, analysis, and research support tailored to their specific needs.